Talladega Superspeedway is known for the Big One. But as the track prepares for the final restrictor plate race in its 30-year history it feels like the equivalent of a NASCAR earthquake has already happened.
Ever have a friend who has a case of bad timing? They pull the punchline two minutes too late, show up just as the movie sells out and find their perfect match only to find out, well, they’re married. You know that guy?
Plenty of race fans do. In their world, he’s called NASCAR.
Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadlerhave more than 1,500 starts between them in NASCAR’s top three divisions. Both men competed for championships, winning multiple Cup races while driving for two of the sport’s legendary teams. (Sadler drove for Robert Yates Racing while Kahne spent six years running for Hendrick Motorsports). Corporate branding has put them successfully at the forefront of sponsorships with companies like M&M’s, Red Bull, Dodge and OneMain Financial.
This past Sunday, Chase Elliottbecame NASCAR’s newest first-time winner in front of a sold-out Watkins Glen crowd. Outlasting Martin Truex Jr. in a thriller, the sport’s likely Most Popular Driver was pushed to Victory Lane by teammate and seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson.
Pocono Raceway holds court this weekend to a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race that’s... a little dormant. Seven drivers have already clinched their spot by virtue of at least one victory; another eight are at least 95 points above the cutline.
NASCAR returns from its second off-week of the season with its first right-turn track on the schedule. Sonoma Raceway, out in the heart of wine country, is the first of three road course tests (a playoff-era high 8.3 percent of 36 races).
NASCAR goes road racing for the first time this season with Sunday's stop (June 24) at Sonoma Raceway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
Imagine this scenario. You’re working full-time with a company, settled with a family and have long-term plans to stay with the job. Then, out of nowhere the company confirms they’re looking to sell. Your future could now go one of several different directions, from outright promotion to pink slip.
Six races into NASCAR’s 2018 season, the sport is still searching for its signature storyline. Sure, Austin Dillon’s last-lap Daytona 500 win was historic, a connection to the sport’s proud past in Dale Earnhardt’s former No. 3.
The 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season is about to crank up with the 60th running of the Daytona 500. That also means it is about time to start registering for your favorite fantasy NASCAR league on NASCAR.com, Yahoo or even on DFS. We have come up with 75 funny, crazy, weird and/or outright silly names to help you get started on your quest to fantasy NASCAR greatness. Here’s our list for 2018, in no particular order of awesomeness.